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is a chip advisable on a 140 TDI

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by AudiLad, Feb 19, 2008.

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    [Feb 19, 2008]
    Would this be advisable,can they do any damage?,anyone had this done on the same engine?,what results can i expect with an average priced chip? tar
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    chip - where from? whos?

    A remap would be the most adviseable - people on the mainland seem to rave about bluefin so i would look there.

    this topic has been covered quite a lot so do a quick search of the A3 forum
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    I would def give a thumbs up to a remap for the 140bhp 2.0 TDI engine :icon_thumright:

    I had it done to my previous MK5 golf, the difference it made was huge, without harming the MPG either
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    I had it done to my previous MK5 golf, the difference it made was huge, without harming the MPG either[/quote]
    like the sound of that :),just wish i had an unlimited bank balance to do all this straight away lol
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    I have bluefin on my 140TDI, certainly makes it a little quicker through the gears. helps with overtaking too. 14K covered so far with no issues or problems at all.
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    how much if you dont mind me asking?
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    £500
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    my remap was £230 and i got roughly 35bhp from it
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    not many do actually chips anymore, do they?
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    no, most are just remaps, chipping was the old days when you had to take the ECU apart. I'd also vote for bluefin although I would also consider the custome code offer if its still being offered. I did find with my GOlf the clutch was starting to slip after 25k with bluefin - the car had covered 53k when sold but I think that was something to do with the clutch as I had always found it heavy. On my FOcus which had bluefin that ran for 50k + and had zero issues.
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